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Un-sociable media, LOL?

How did you spend your lunch hour? On Twitter, on Facebook? Or maybe you took a photo of your sandwich with Instagram. These days, social media rules the (communication) waves.

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If you can contact your recipient by the click of a mouse, why would you bother to phone or, heaven forbid, arrange a meeting? Offering users the opportunity to avoid face to face interaction, social media channels are at risk of breeding an anti-social generation.

Participation in social activity, in real time, is key to human development – it helps us judge characters and form relationships. No app or hashtag is powerful enough to simulate this experience.

Facial expression 🙂 and vocal intonation are all lost through social media channels, and to some extent, so is your right of reply. Would you ever just get up and leave a meeting without explanation or hang … [Read More]